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Erika Girardi’s estranged husband Tom, 81, has ‘sadly deteriorated’

Erika Jayne’s estranged husband Thomas Girardi has reportedly not been doing very well as his memory has allegedly faded.

And now his family has filed to place him under a temporary conservatorship amid his ongoing legal trouble and divorce with the RHOBH star.

In new court documents, obtained by People, the 81-year-old trial lawyer has reportedly ‘deteriorated to the point where he cannot care for himself without assistance.’ 

Devastating: Erika Jayne’s estranged husband Thomas Girardi’s family has filed to place him under a temporary conservatorship amid his ongoing legal trouble and divorce; pictured in 2016

‘His short-term memory is severely compromised and, on information and belief, he is often not oriented as to date, time or place,’ writes Tom’s brother Robert Girardi in a citation for conservatorship. 

The petition also noted that his housekeeper of 25 years is planning to quit because he ‘cannot pay’ her any longer. 

‘Tom does have family members, such as Petitioner [Robert], and certain friends looking out for him to make sure he has sufficient food and that he makes it to a given appointment on time,’ documents allege of Tom’s ‘current condition.’ 

In addition, Robert speculated that ‘left to his own devices, it is highly doubtful that Tom could manage most of the activities of daily living for any significant period of time without assistance.’  

Struggling: In new court documents, obtained by People on Thursday, the 81-year-old trial lawyer has reportedly 'deteriorated to the point where he cannot care for himself without assistance' (seen in April, 2018)

Struggling: In new court documents, obtained by People on Thursday, the 81-year-old trial lawyer has reportedly ‘deteriorated to the point where he cannot care for himself without assistance’ (seen in April, 2018)

A sad fall: 'His short-term memory is severely compromised and, on information and belief, he is often not oriented as to date, time or place,' writes Tom's brother Robert Girardi in a citation for conservatorship (Erika seen in late 2020)

A sad fall: ‘His short-term memory is severely compromised and, on information and belief, he is often not oriented as to date, time or place,’ writes Tom’s brother Robert Girardi in a citation for conservatorship (Erika seen in late 2020)

As Tom navigates his alleged bankruptcy and being accused of embezzling settlement funds meant to help the families of victims on Lion Air Flight 610, his sibling wrote that Tom is ‘unable to handle his financial affairs and protect his property at present, despite serious financial and legal problems.’ 

The papers also suggest that Tom believes his financial problems ‘are temporary or expresses disbelief that he does not have access to funds and has to be continually reminded of this fact….A temporary conservatorship is necessary.’ 

Erika is listed as Thomas’ wife, but the documents confirm the former couple are not living together and it’s uncertain whether she will sign off on the conservatorship. 

Sad: The petition also noted that his housekeeper of 25 years is quitting because he 'cannot pay them any longer'

Sad: The petition also noted that his housekeeper of 25 years is quitting because he ‘cannot pay them any longer’

‘A hearing is set for Feb. 1 at the Los Angeles Superior Court,’ according to ET

His 49-year-old ex, who filed for divorce in November, is reportedly preparing to ‘address her divorce on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and is ‘not holding back’ on any of the details.

‘Legally, there is only so much she is allowed to say, but she has been advised on what she can put out there,’ a source told Us Weekly late last month. 

Bitter battle: Erika is currently in the midst of a bitter split with estranged husband, after filing for divorce from the 81-year-old attorney in November; Erika and Tom pictured

Bitter battle: Erika is currently in the midst of a bitter split with estranged husband, after filing for divorce from the 81-year-old attorney in November; Erika and Tom pictured

Devout viewers of the Bravo series will ‘also finally hear the other Housewives’ thoughts on Erika and Tom’s divorce,’ such as co-star Lisa Rinna who has ‘been [Erika’s] biggest support among the cast.’ 

Despite Erika having ‘protected Tom at all costs’ while filming seasons of RHOBH in the past, the source claimed that ‘this time around is going to be different’ for Erika, who never signed a prenuptial agreement. 

‘She’s going to tell her story and she’s not going to hold back,’ the insider concluded.

Some barriers: 'Legally, there is only so much she is allowed to say, but she has been advised on what she can put out there,' a source told UsWeekly on Tuesday; Erika pictured in 2019

Some barriers: ‘Legally, there is only so much she is allowed to say, but she has been advised on what she can put out there,’ a source told UsWeekly on Tuesday; Erika pictured in 2019

Like Erika and Lisa, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, and Garcelle Beauvais will be returning for season 11 of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, along with newcomers Crystal Kung Minkoff and Kathy Hilton. 

News of Erika’s plans to dish on her divorce on RHOBH comes after the Painkillr songstress used Instagram to expose one of Tom’s alleged mistresses.

She not only named his alleged other woman, but claimed that ‘she was f***ing [her] husband and he was paying her Saks bill and plastic surgery. 

Erika, who went on to delete the expletive-filled post, shared a slew of suggestive text messages that were allegedly made between Girardi and his supposed mistress.

Weighing in: Devout viewers of the Bravo series will 'also finally hear the other Housewives' thoughts on Erika and Tom's divorce,' such as co-star Lisa Rinna who has 'been [Erika's] biggest support among the cast'; Erika and cast of season 10 of RHOBH pictured

Weighing in: Devout viewers of the Bravo series will ‘also finally hear the other Housewives’ thoughts on Erika and Tom’s divorce,’ such as co-star Lisa Rinna who has ‘been [Erika’s] biggest support among the cast’; Erika and cast of season 10 of RHOBH pictured

‘Miss you babe. Makeup sex?’ read one of the alleged mistress’ text messages, while another marveled out how ‘fantastic’ her night was with the accomplished attorney. 

Another wished the lawyer a ‘good night sweets’ and reminded him to ‘control that temper tomorrow on the stand’ and that he is ‘in the right.’

One of the final messages featured a full-bodied photo of a woman posing atop a bed with her face in her hand and her legs in the air. 

The shocking screenshots came just days after a source close to situation claimed to People that Erika and Tom’s 21 year marriage crumbled because she believed he had ‘multiple affairs.’  

No more protecting: Despite Erika having 'protected Tom at all costs' while filming seasons of RHOBH in the past, the source claimed that 'this time around is going to be different' for Erika

No more protecting: Despite Erika having ‘protected Tom at all costs’ while filming seasons of RHOBH in the past, the source claimed that ‘this time around is going to be different’ for Erika

Tom is also currently facing a major lawsuit that accuses him of embezzling funds from his clients in order to keep up a lavish lifestyle for himself and the RHOBH star.

Despite citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ on the official divorce filing, the insider claimed to the outlet that Erika actually filed for divorce ‘because [Tom] was cheating on her with multiple women’ and that the Bravo star has ‘known about his infidelity for years.’ 

Allegedly, Erika tried her hardest to ‘save’ her marriage with Tom, but the final straw came when he allegedly flaunted his affair while she was starring in Chicago on Broadway.

‘When she was performing her last week on Broadway, he left her high and dry and was frolicking around town instead of supporting her and attending her shows,’ the source told People. ‘She realized she would never be a priority to him and that was her breaking point.’

According to the source, Erika and Tom’s split ‘was a long time coming,’ dubbing the attorney’s embezzlement lawsuit as just a coincidence.

Yikes: Tom is also currently facing a major lawsuit that accuses him of embezzling funds from his clients in order to keep up a lavish lifestyle for himself and the RHOBH star

Yikes: Tom is also currently facing a major lawsuit that accuses him of embezzling funds from his clients in order to keep up a lavish lifestyle for himself and the RHOBH star

The lawsuit accuses Tom of misappropriating $2 million from the families of victims who died in the 2018 Lion Air plane crash that plunged into the Java Sea killing all 189 people on board.

Recently, US District Judge Thomas M. Durkin overseeing the plane crash victims’ case in Illinois froze Girardi’s assets and called his mishandling of money meant to go to the Indonesian children left orphaned by a plane crash ‘unconscionable.’

Lawyers for Girardi said they had concerns about his mental competency and asked he undergo a mental health examination. But lawyers for the plane crash victims’ families called those claims ‘a sham’.

As for the Girardi’s money troubles, they seem worse than ever with Tom admitting to a judge that he was virtually penniless after losing up to $80 million. 

He is currently facing demands from creditors, high-interest lenders, lawyers, his first wife, and a security company that once guarded his Pasadena mansion for money – in addition to being accused of embezzlement.

‘At one point I had about $80million or $50million in cash. That’s all gone,’ Girardi said this fall in testimony in unspecified case, according to a Los Angeles Times report. ‘I don’t have any money,’ he added.


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